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Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's at a florida sports center, preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently diagnosed with leukemia. in an interview posted in november on notre dame's youtube channel, he talked about the pain. >> when i lost my girlfriend and my grandma, that was possibly the hardest time of my life. >> reporter: the legend grew as te'o led notre dame over michigan, the day he says his girlfriend was buried. now it turns out his girlfriend never existed. as the website deadspin first reported, her ide
Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
's chris jansing. >> reporter: when amy's husband john got laid off, they had credit card debt, big medical expenses, and two young sons. >> we didn't know what to do. it was either bankruptcy or cash in our iras. >> reporter: they decided to drain both of their retirement accounts, an increasingly common decision. a new study shows that more than 1 in 4 households with a 401(k) or other retirement account will withdraw some or all of it to pay for non-retirement needs, things like mortgages, credit card debt, and the kids' college tuition. but experts say it's a deeply troubling trend. >> if they cannot pay their bills while they have a paycheck coming in, how do they think they are going to pay those exact same bills later on in life when they no longer have a paycheck coming in? it makes no sense in any circumstance to take a loan from a 401(k). >> reporter: loans that result in penalties, taxes, and lost interest. people in their 40s are most likely to borrow against their 401(k)s, but the financial pressure doesn't end there. another new study by aarp shows that the older you are, the
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a place in society. but they have a place in the right hands, not in the wrong hands. >> thank you. >> reporter: after mr. obama spoke, there were other voices. in las vegas. >> i think as citizens we should be very
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
girlfriend, after all. our report tonight from nbc's john yang on the notre dame campus. >> reporter: manti te'o says he grew to care deeply about his girlfriend, developing an emotional bond. at various interviews, he told of how she endured cancer treatments. >> can we say a prayer. >> reporter: how she comforted him after his grandmother died. >> the last thing she said was i love you. >> reporter: he told reporters they had known each other about two years before making it official. all through online and phone conversations. the only face he saw was online. it now appears that face had nothing to do with the person he was communicating with. ever since the story of te'o's imaginary girlfriend broke, there is one big question. how could anyone have a close relationship with a person they never met in person and never really exited. >> it could be incredible. it could be a letdown. >> reporter: it's called catfishing, a social media phenomenon where people create false identities and lure others into a relationship, many of them serious and long-lasting. >> how come you've been pretendin
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenl
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
19 points. north carolina won. hopefully, john's forecast is better than their performance. he's back with the seven day after this. >> so we should enjoy what is going on right now? >> right. it will be cold for the game tomorrow. partly cloudy and breezy and only in the 20's. our forecast, steadily getting colder, snow mondayen and really cold tuesday and wednesday. >> thanks for joining us. "nightly news" is next. have a great night, everybody. >>> on this saturday night, hostage crisis, the bloody end to a three-day standoff in the african desert. tonight, what became of american, british and other hostages held by a murderous band of militants. >>> second act, on this inaugural weekend, unity but also deep division as president obama prepares for his new term. >>> plus, giving back on this day of national service. >>> speaking out, the latest from the all-american linebacker caught up in a bizarre girlfriend hoax. manti te'o answers the question, was he part of it? >>> and fighting autism, intriguing research on the disorder that's confounded so many families for so long. tonight
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
a blue chip prospect by crisis manager john wilcox says te'o's humiliating part on the scandal even as a victim, has his once shining brand in big trouble. >> he has to come one a plausible descriptive narrative of why this happened, a believable story. >> reporter: te'o and the story are not there yet. mike taibbi, nbc news, los angeles. >>> there is also more tonight on another storied athlete, lance armstrong, who called his use of performance-enhancing drugs one big lie. armstrong became emotional last night in the second part of his interview with oprah winfrey, but as nbc's anne thompson reports, it's also about what armstrong didn't say. >> reporter: control marked lance armstrong's career, punishing the competition in the tour de france, blatantly lying about his extensive use of performance-enhancing drugs. that control teetered in the second part of his exclusive interview with oprah winfrey, as the father of five described telling his children the truth. >> and i said, i want you to know that it's true. >> reporter: a confession motivated by his 13-year-old soon luke, def
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two miles, though the political distance lately has been much greater. >> thank you. i miss this place. >> at the capitol, the assembled crowd got its first glimpse of the obama family. daughters, malia and sasha, everyone remarking at once how much they have grown since this same event four years ago. then first lady michelle obama. and fina
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